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Rumour: Details on new 4-inch iPhone surface

October launch date for evolutionary device likely

Rumour: Details on new 4-inch iPhone surface
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More information regarding Apple’s new iPhone has come to light and the rumoured larger Retina display is just the beginning of the changes.

Poking around under the hood of iOS 6 (the OS is obviously designed for the new hardware so you can deconstruct the code to gain clues), 9to5Mac thinks that the new iPhone will be running on a variant of Apple's A5 chip.

More interestingly, it will have 1GB of RAM, which is double the amount found in the iPhone 4 and 4S.

Processing power

Jumping back to the processor - which is based on an dual-core ARM Cortex-A9 - the new iPhone has a S5L8950X processor compared to a S5L8940X on the iPhone 4S and the S5L8945X found in the new iPad.

What this actually means, no one knows at the moment, but it seems that it could be a low power variant.

Of further interest is the new iPhone's graphic processing unit: the chip is identified as SGX543RC*. This compares to the PowerVR SGX543MP2 that currently powers the A5 chip used in iPhone 4S. The new iPad uses a quad-core version.

What's most interesting, however, is whether the new resolution and aspect ratio of the screen will pose a hurdle for game developers to overcome, and what implications it will have for running old games and apps.

We expect to find out more at WWDC, starting 11th June.

[source: 9to5Mac]